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Old 10-13-2012, 11:49 AM   #2626
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You'll be proud to know that I let him rant and said nothing back.
I'm actually disappointed. He insulted your part of the country and you didn't say anything back? Why? I would definitely have said something.

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I'm actually disappointed. He insulted your part of the country and you didn't say anything back? Why? I would definitely have said something.
I didn't say anything back because the way he talked, it was pointless. I mean, I did start to talk but once he said "Flemings are extremists, Walloons are not, we are tolerant". I stopped talking.

Put it this way, it's like convincing a Nadal-hating Fedtard that Nadal is actually a good tennis player.
Pointless to argue. Waste of energy.
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Put it this way, it's like convincing a Nadal-hating Fedtard that Nadal is actually a good tennis player
Pointless to argue. Waste of energy.
Hilde, right you are!

So mug Mugray wasted 5 MPs! No time to check the GM but I bet I missed a lot of fun.
I saw most of the 2nd set and some of the 3rd set in-between stuff. It was quite fun.

Star, I'm always grateful for your replies about correct English as a native speaker.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:52 PM   #2631
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Star, I'm always grateful for your replies about correct English as a native speaker.


I don't know about "correct." Those expressions are just slang.

Once I heard a Heidi Klum on television say "selling like bagels" it made me laugh and laugh. But why is "selling like hot cakes" any more correct?

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Star, I'm always grateful for your replies about correct English as a native speaker.
Is it, though? I'm not convinced.

Dropping something/somebody like a hot potato and dropping like flies mean different things.

Dropping something like a hot potato (as I've been taught but I'm sure that her highness Star will correct me to which I say: kruip gerust eventjes in een hoge boom ) entails disloyalty or even betrayal.

Dropping like flies means that people are falling away rapidly but not due to betrayal or disloyalty. If in a battle, soldiers on one sight are dying rapidly and in huge numbers, they are falling like flies.



So, if MariaV suggests that Rafa's fans are abandoning him now that he's injured for so long, it's more a case of dropping Rafa like you would drop a hot potato.

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Dropping like flies:
Falling down ill or dead in large numbers.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/124200.html
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Dropping someone or something like a hot potato
Fig. to disassociate oneself with someone or something instantly

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/potatoes

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Rafa is hot. Not a potato, though.

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Hilde, I think you just said the same thing that star did. The point was that "dropping someone like a dead fly" was not a correct expression. To clarify, such an expression doesn't exist in Latvian either. I can't even think of something similar that we would say

By the way, looks like Ernests has recovered from his injury and is playing in Vienna this week. He even got a wild card It's probably because his coach is Austrian.
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No, she doesn't.
It's not quite the same anyway.
Read what star says:

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And actually we don't really talk of dropping a person like a hot potato, but more dropping a subject or an item.
(and notice the red word in my reply a couple of posts before this)

Whereas I stated that, the way I've been taught, the expression does involve dropping a person like a hot potato.

The expression "dropping like flies" is more known perhaps but I've heard people on tv use the expression "dropping someone like a hot potato" before and they don't mean the same thing.

Then again, I watch more UK tv so maybe it's more something said in the UK rather than in the USA.

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Hilde, I think you just said the same thing that star did. The point was that "dropping someone like a dead fly" was not a correct expression. To clarify, such an expression doesn't exist in Latvian either. I can't even think of something similar that we would say

By the way, looks like Ernests has recovered from his injury and is playing in Vienna this week. He even got a wild card It's probably because his coach is Austrian.
Oh good.

I think we've covered the subject of flies and potatoes enough already and of course they don't mean the same thing Hilde, it was just silly me. Now I know that in English fans can drop someone like a hot potato not a (dead) fly, Rafa is way hotttter than a potato though, just wish he'd get back on a tennis court.

Edit: and anyway, thanks Star, it's good to know how native speakers perceive the texts, we also have proof readers who are native speakers of English because no matter how good I'd never write perfect English and to calm down Hilde - even native speakers can have different opinions about certain expressions. Now, that's it, enough of the subject.
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What's the point of having elections in Belgium? You dont form a gouvernment anyway
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We do...we just take our time in doing so.
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Okay, I admit it: A LOT of time.


These are local elections, though. Doesn't take as much time due to there not being regional tensions. Although, the new mayor of the city Antwerp is a guy who wants independance for Flanders and the next step in that direction is aiming for a structure that's closer to what Switzerland has (confederation), which the Walloons apparently don't want so the federal elections are going to be full of .


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This Saturday, I saw a tv program on Belgian top models. One of our male top models, Cesar Casier, is currently the face of Armani A/X (on billboards as of September)

Cesar said that Armani took 3 pictures to begin with. Each picture took 4,5 hours. Do you think that Rafael Nadal had to have this much patience for his photoshoot for Armani?
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This Saturday, I saw a tv program on Belgian top models. One of our male top models, Cesar Casier, is currently the face of Armani A/X (on billboards as of September)

Cesar said that Armani took 3 pictures to begin with. Each picture took 4,5 hours. Do you think that Rafael Nadal had to have this much patience for his photoshoot for Armani?
I doubt it took THAT long with Rafa.
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